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System Properties Comparison Oracle Berkeley DB vs. Sphinx

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NameOracle Berkeley DB  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionWidely used in-process key-value storeOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelKey-value store infosupports sorted and unsorted key sets
Native XML DBMS infoin the Oracle Berkeley DB XML version
Search engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score2.73
Rank#88  Overall
#15  Key-value stores
#3  Native XML DBMS
Score7.23
Rank#46  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websitewww.oracle.com/­technetwork/­database/­database-technologies/­berkeleydb/­overview/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationdocs.oracle.com/­cd/­E17076_05/­html/­index.htmlsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperOracle infooriginally developed by Sleepycat, which was acquired by OracleSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release19942001
Current release18.1 (Core), June 20183.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infocommercial license availableOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenono
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Implementation languageC, Java, C++ (depending on the Berkeley DB edition)C++
Server operating systemsAIX
Android
FreeBSD
iOS
Linux
OS X
Solaris
VxWorks
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or datenono
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.yes infoonly with the Berkeley DB XML edition
Secondary indexesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLyes infoSQL interfaced based on SQLite is availableSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsProprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net infoFigaro is a .Net framework assembly that extends Berkeley DB XML into an embeddable database engine for .NET
others infoThird-party libraries to manipulate Berkeley DB files are available for many languages
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
Python
Tcl
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnono
Triggersyes infoonly for the SQL APIno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesnoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-slave replicationnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnono
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlnono

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